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Obama’s gambit

Obama's gambit

Austin Oakes, Editor In Chief

August 29, 2013

Images of multiple dead bodies emerged from Syria last week. It was claimed that poison gas killed the victims, with the total numbering in the hundreds.  Others claimed the photos were faked while others said the rebels were at fault. The dominant view, however, maintains that the al-Assad regime...

Watson v. Watson: the great debate over legalization of marijuana

John Watson, Susie Watson, Editor In Chief

May 2, 2013

PRO LEGALIZATION: A new generation has begun its reign on politics, and it seems as though an overhaul of changes to the entire government is near. Policies and Ideologies of the past must be re-examined and re-structured before the United States collapses on itself. It is now time to end the Wa...

Perks of being a West senior

Perks of being a West senior

Annie Spewak, Editors in Chief

May 1, 2013

While coming up with ideas for this story, we traveled out to our sacred turf. We soaked up some sun, munched on some pretzels and busted out a few profound thoughts. However, we started off writing this with the notion that seniors have lost all their privileges, that we got the short end of the stick,...

The terrorism scare

9/11 Photos

Austin Oakes, Opinions Editor

April 26, 2013

The hunt for the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing may be over, but the consequences will continue to be felt, affecting everything from the dignity of mainstream politics to the scaremongering about “radical Islam,” both abroad and on U.S. soil.  If the authorities decide there is a “terrorist...

A nation of debt

John Watson

April 22, 2013

As the nations debt toll continues to rise as it has been since the Bush administration, we await a much-needed change in our current federal spending habits. According to usdebtclock.org, as of now, the United States National debt is at $16.5 trillion and rising. The debt can be blamed on a plethora...

Student Talking Point: What do you think about the current situation in North Korea

George Krachenfels, Opinions Editor

April 22, 2013

North Korea has caused more nervousness than usual in the international community recently.  American pundits and political figures have a serious case of the jitters.  There is talk by some people that the United States needs to put the country and its hotheaded leader in place. But more rational...

A distasteful reality

A distasteful reality

Nathan Rands, Reporter

April 18, 2013

When it comes to the happenings of the world today, people have two choices, to seek information and be informed or to turn a blind eye forward. While newscasters and reporters can bid good-day to the latter, it's up to them to inform and answer the questions of the former. However when it comes to...

Celebrities as Ambassadors?

Celebrities as Ambassadors?

Shane Frazier, Opinion's Writer

April 15, 2013

Maybe this is a popular trend among Hollywood and celebrities, like adopting children from foreign countries and doing the Angelina Jolie "leg show" on the red carpet, but what is their fascination with visiting communist countries? Earlier this year, former NBA Star Dennis Rodman, known for doing...

Growing up too fast

Growing up too fast

Catharine Conway, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 14, 2013

At 18-years-old, I look back on my life and think "Wow, where did the time go?". And I know people have been telling me this for years. "Time flies, kids, so enjoy the time while you are young." Not that we listened to them. Every day, we strived to be older and to gain respect because we thought our...

Remembering Thatcher

Remembering Thatcher

Austin Oakes, Opinions Editor

April 10, 2013

The reactions and tributes to Margaret Thatcher’s death have, perhaps above all else, illustrated the way in which modern conservatives have emptied the words ‘freedom’ and ‘liberty’ of all meaning and importance.  “The world has lost a true champion of freedom and democracy,” claimed...

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